Pew Poll Mischaracterized by NY Times

Guest Opinion by Kip Hansen   Using the ever-popular propagandistic visual cliché —  a photo of back-lit steam rising from a power plant (making it look like air- polluting black smoke) —   the NY Times, represented by Lisa Friedman, boldly mischaracterizes the results of the latest international Pew Survey on perceived threats, using the headline: …

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87 Is The New 97

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach There’s a new survey out by the Pew Research Center folks that’s getting lots of press. Much of the coverage mentions the following claim that the claimed 97% consensus is real but it’s only 87%. The survey reports a: • 37-percentage point gap over whether climate change is mostly caused by human…